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doesn't have to be played under his rules. >> ambassador ginsberg, if we could look at the region broadly, a vexing question facing the united states right now is what's in the best interest of the u.s.? a sort of friendly cooperative dictator, though they may be brutally repressive to the people or a messy, uncertain democracy like in egypt and libya right now. >> the genie's out of the bottle in the middle east. the fact of the matter is every one of the countries going through a transition and it's going to take many acts to follow before we know what's going to happen, whether it's in egypt, syria, saudi arabia or iran. the problem is right now the united states standing in the region has deteriorated rapidly in the last couple of years under president obama. since his cairo speech. most unfortunate. i'm the last person to want to see that. i think the president had the best of intentions to try to rebuild ties with the muslim world but the high expectations of what to deliver versus the changes taking place have created a circumstance where there's great disappointment with t
us is mark ginsberg former ambassador to morocco. good morning, ambassador. >> good morning. >> how troubling is this to you, sir? >> oh, it's extremely troubling. i know libya well. i obviously know north africa well. the fact that a colleague in the foreign service and other members of the consulate may have been killed on a premeditated attack on a consulate is extraordinarily disturbing. it's the first u.s. ambassador that has lost his life in the line of duty since 1979. benghazi has been particularly troublesome to the central libyan government. it has always been the hotbed of islamic extremism in libya. we cannot underestimate the travails that the libyan government still has in trying to consolidate control over the country and the fact of the matter is, is that there are extremist elements operating in eastern benghazi and this clearly had to be a premeditated attack on the consulate and it's just a terrible shame because chris was one of the greatest arabist diplomats in the region, someone who dedicated many years to helping to consolidate freedom in libya. he worked in
that probably even libyans haven't shared. >> reporter: mark ginsberg is a former ambassador to morocco. >> he was one of those people who dedicated his life to reconciliation between the arab and the united states. he was a peace corps volunteer. he joined the foreign service and obviously committed his life to not only reconstruction and rehabilitation of arab societies, but also focused on libya quite a bit. >> in speaking to americans, and muslims today throughout the washington area, we heard the same message over and over. they hope that the assassination of ambassador stevens does not derail the partnership between the united states and the new libya. wendy and jim? >> christ gordon, thank you. we will be continuing to follow this story. we'll have more on the deadly attacks. the violent protest in the middle east, and there is also new reaction to this. you can also stay up to date on nbcwashington.com. >>> for the second time in three weeks, prince george's county is dealing tonight with the murder of a high school student. both crimes remain unsolved. pat collins joins us from capito
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